NSW regional footprints to go.
Myer Holdings Limited will close its stores located at Wollongong and Orange in New South Wales because they are not part of the company’s new direction.
Myer CEO and managing director, Richard Umbers (pictured below) told the Australian Stock Exchange yesterday that, “Our New Myer strategy is designed to deliver a sharper and more focused offer, and improve productivity across the entire business.”
“These difficult but important decisions are a necessary step in the delivery of the New Myer strategy, which is designed to return Myer to profitable growth. While decisions to close stores are never easy, the process of reshaping our store network to better align with our primary customers is an essential part of the strategy,” he said.
The Wollongong store will be closed in October this year, and the Orange store in January 2017 following their respective lease expiry dates.
“We are committed to supporting all impacted team members, and we will work with them through this process,” Umbers added.